If you’ve decided the benefits of an easy to maneuver, compact Class B motorhome are right for you, then you may be wondering “What are the best Class B Camper vans?
Bish’s RV has been selling RV, including Class B motorhomes, for over 30 years. We love to use our expertise to answer all of your RV questions!
Here you’ll find the 11 best-selling Class B camper vans of the last 12 months (as of May, 2023). We’ll share the price and size range of each brand so you can decide for yourself if one of these popular Class B options is right for you and your adventures on the road!
What is a Class B RV?
Top-Selling Class B RVs in 2023
Solis Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$86,700 – $176,600|
|Length:||17’ 9” – 19’ 9”|
|Height:||9’ – 9’ 5”|
|Sleeps:||3 – 4|
|Engine & Chassis:||280-hp, 3.6L V6 gas engine|
Ram ProMaster chassis
See a video walkthrough of the Winnebago Solis 59px from Josh the RV Nerd:
The Revel Camper Van includes a flexible galley with plenty of storage space, versatile wet bath/gear closet and a Power Lift bed with gear garage below on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis.
Revel Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$140,000 – $225,500|
|Engine & Chassis:||3.0L 6-cylinder, 188-hp, turbo-diesel engine |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis
Revel Class B Floor Plan:
Travato Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$107,000 – $224,600|
|Engine & Chassis:||3.6L V6 gas engine |
Dodge Ram ProMaster chassis
Travato RV Floor Plans:
Travato Class B RVs have 4 different floor plans, the 59G, 59GL, 59K, and 59KL.
Airstream Class B Interstate Specs:
|New Price:||$170,000 – $287,200|
|Length:||19′ 5″ – 24′ 6″|
|Height:||9′ 7″ – 9′ 11″|
|Engine & Chassis:|
|24X, 24GL, 24GT:||3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 extended chassis
|Interstate 19:||3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 chassis
Airstream Interstate Camper Van Floor Plans:
5- Thor Tellaro
Tellaro Class B Specs:
|New Price:||$90,000 – $156,800|
|Engine & Chassis||3.6L Pentastar V6 gas |
Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis
Tellaro Camper Van Floor Plans:
Sequence Class B Specs:
|New Price:||$95,000 – $165,300|
|Engine & Chassis:||3.6L Pentastar V6 gas |
RAM ProMaster Chassis
Sequence Camper Van Floor Plans
7- Pleasure Way
Pleasure Way is known for their high-quality, luxurious, and compact van conversions that provide comfortable living spaces, essential amenities, and excellent craftsmanship for travelers seeking a premium RV experience.
With RAM, Ford or Sprinter van chassis options you can choose your preferred class B.
The Pleasure-Way Tofino also offers a lower starting price for those getting into RVing.
Pleasure Way Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$83,000 – $204,300|
|Height:||8′ 2″ – 10′|
|Length:||17′ 9″ – 22′ 9″|
|Engine & Chassis|
|Plateau FL, Plateau TS:||3.0L V6 BlueTEC diesel |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Van Chassis
|Ascent TS:||3.0L V6 BlueTEC diesel |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Van Chassis
|Rekon:||3.0L V6 BlueTEC diesel |
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4×4 Chassis
|Ontour 2.2 AWD, Ontour 2.0 AWD:||3.5L EcoBoost V6 gas |
Ford Transit 350 AWD Van Chassis
|Tofino:||3.6L V6 Pentastar gas |
Ram ProMaster Chassis
Pleasure Way Class B Floor Plans:
8- Thor Rize
If you’re a new RVer or looking to downsize from something larger, the Thor Rize, a compact adventure van, could be an ideal choice. It offers easy stops, parking, and stress-free driving for a convenient and liberating RV journey.
Rize Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$79,800 – $146,400|
|Engine & Chassis:||RAM ProMaster gas |
Tall chassis – 1500 XT
Rize Class B Floor Plans:
The Rize camper van has 3 floor plan options: 18A, 18G, 18M.
9- Thor Scope
A Scope conversion van is a convenient and compact van that effortlessly maneuvers on the road allowing you to embrace simplicity, maneuverability, and a realm of exciting possibilities. It’s ideal if you’re looking to start RVing or need a downsized option.
Scope Camper Van Specs
|New Price:||$80,000 – $140,000|
|Engine & Chassis||RAM ProMaster gas |
Tall chassis – 1500 XT
Scope Class B RV Floor Plans:
The Scope Class B Motorhome has 3 floor plan options: 18A, 18G and 18M.
10- Thor Tranquility
Built on the Sprinter or Ford Transit chassis, you have options to find the best Tranquility motorhome for your needs. This RV has all the conveniences of a larger motorhome while still being easy to maneuver and park.
Tranquility Conversion Van Specs:
|New Price:||$104,000 – $178,700|
|Length:||19′ 7″ – 19′ 8″|
|Height:||10′ 1″ – 10′ 6″|
|Engine & Chassis:|
|Tranquility:||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4×4 Diesel Chassis|
|Tranquility Transit:||Ford Transit AWD 148-in Gas Chassis|
Tranquility Class B RV Floor Plans:
The Tranquility class B RV has the 19L and 19P floor plan options.
The Tranquility Transit Camper Van has the 19LT and 19PT floor plans.
Compare the Revel, Tranquility, and Rekon Class B RVs with Josh the RV Nerd:
Nova Camper Van Specs:
|New Price:||$103,000 – $191,400|
|Engine & Chassis:||3.6L V6, 24 valve gas 280|
Ram Pro Master 3500 Chassis
Nova Class B RV Floor Plans:
How Much Does a Class B Campervan Cost?
A new Class B costs between $60,000 to $380,000+.
The price will vary depending on the manufacturer, model, options you select, and where you buy it.
Learn more about what drives the cost of a new RV up or down.
A used Class B can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $260,000 depending on its age, condition, and general wear and tear.
What Should I Look for When I Buy a Class B RV?
Thoroughly research and compare different models, read customer reviews, and if possible, visit dealerships or RV shows to see the Class B motorhomes that appeal to you in person.
Take your time and consider the following factors to find a Class B motorhome that’s the right fit for you and your adventures:
Budget and Financing:
Determine your budget for the motorhome purchase and consider your financing options. Compare prices, features, and value for money across different models and manufacturers.
Size and Layout:
Consider the size and layout of the Class B motorhome. Make sure your motorhome has the sleeping space, seating capacity, kitchen functionality, bathroom amenities, and storage space you need.
Chassis and Drivability:
The chassis of the motorhome is typically a Ford, RAM, or Mercedes-Benz van platform. Each has different pros and cons you’ll want to consider.
Take into account fuel type and efficiency, engine power, maneuverability, and ease of driving in various conditions.
Does the van have all the interior features and amenities you want? Check the quality of appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, etc.), entertainment systems, heating and cooling systems, and overall comfort.
Be sure you can also access all of the controls and switches required to operate the vehicle.
Bedding and Seating:
Look for comfortable and well-designed beds or convertible seating options. Check to make sure the camper van has all the space to bring along the family or friends you plan to travel with.
There are a few different types of bathrooms in Class B RVs.
Dry Bath: A dry bath has separate spaces for the shower, toilet, and sink.
Wet Bath, or Combination Bath: In a wet bath the entire bathroom area acts as a shower stall and the toilet and sink are designed to withstand water. Wet baths maximize space efficiency but may require drying the entire area after use.
Half Bath: These vans have a toilet and sink, but no shower.
Consider the convenience, privacy, and functionality of the bathroom setup before you buy.
Look for a functional layout for your cooking needs.
Be sure there is a sink with hot and cold water, a stove or cooktop, a refrigerator, and sufficient storage space for your cooking utensils and supplies.
Check for storage space both inside and outside the motorhome. Look in cabinets, closets, drawers, and other storage compartments. Be sure the space is sufficient for your belongings and easy to access.
Power and Utilities:
Learn about the power and utility systems of the motorhome.
Check for a reliable electrical system, including batteries and inverters, as well as a freshwater tank, wastewater tanks, and propane system.
Insulation and Climate Control:
Will you travel in the early spring, late fall, or even winter? Consider the insulation and climate control features of the motorhome.
You’ll need adequate insulation in walls and ceiling, double-pane windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems to ensure comfort in different weather conditions.
Check for any signs of damage to the exterior of the RV. Look at the condition of the roof, seals, windows, and doors.
You’ll also want to make sure it has the features you need. Things like awnings, outdoor storage compartments, bike racks, and accessibility to utilities may matter to you.
Research the reputation of the motorhome manufacturer. Look for reviews, customer feedback, and the overall reliability and quality of their products.
A reputable manufacturer often indicates better construction and after-sales support.
Warranty and After-Sales Support
Learn about the warranty provided by the manufacturer and the availability of after-sales support. A good warranty and reliable customer service are very valuable when issues show up – and they almost always do.
Different dealers offer different levels of after-sale support. Ask your dealer what benefits they offer customers.
When you buy your RV at Bish’s RV we include free membership to our Diamond Club which includes these after-sale perks.
Find the Right Class C RV Dealer For You
Take your time and shop around to get a feel for what’s available and what’s the best fit for you. No dealership is perfect for every RVer. Check out this comprehensive guide to the different types of RV sellers for the information you need to decide where you want to buy your RV.
If you decide to purchase from a dealership, you can find out which dealers RVers in your state choose.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re looking to buy a Class B motorhome from a dealership:
Protect Yourself From Surprise Fees
Dealers have different pricing strategies. You can learn more about why dealers have different prices on the same RVs to help you decide what type of dealership is best for you.
Some dealerships price their RVs very low and then tack on extra fees at closing time – even thousands of dollars more. Learn how to avoid hidden RV dealer fees so you don’t get trapped paying more than you budgeted.
Understand Salesperson Commission
You may also want to ask your dealer how the sales commission is paid.
Commission based on how much you pay for your RV can influence a salesperson to push you into a motorhome that is more expensive than what you want to pay or can really afford.
Some dealers, like Bish’s RV, pay commission based on how many RVs a salesperson sales. This can free the salesperson to find the best RV for you without worrying about their own bottom line.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about buying a class B from Bish’s – reach out anytime. We’d love to help!
Planning to finance your Class B camper van? You’re not alone. 70-75% of buyers finance their RV purchase. Learn the ins and outs of financing an RV to make sure you get the best deal on your RV’s financing.
Next Steps to Buy a Class B RV
Now that you know the top 11 Class B brands from the last 12 months, you can decide if one of them is right for you.
At Bish’s, we want you to have all the information you need because we love RVing and love to see you find your perfect RV – even if it’s not always from us! If we do have what you’re looking for, we’d love to work with you to get you on the road making memories in your new camper van.
If you like something you’ve seen here or have more questions – reach out anytime!
Our RV outfitters are experts at matching you with your perfect RV, so if none of the Class B options you’ve seen here are the right fit, let us know and we’ll help you find a better match.
You can also browse the many Class B RVs available at our Bish’s RV locations across the country.
- Is this your first RV? Consider these 8 Tips for First Time RV Buyers.
- Looking for something with more living space? Find out the Different types of Class C RVs and What a Class C Motorhome Costs.
Bish’s RV Content Writer & Editor
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